Modern World History Trimester 3 Final Exam


Mr. Duell

Final Exam 0506  Matching 1 pt each

a. settlement houses                  b. women’s suffrage                  c.Union

d. salt                                       e. nationalism                            f. diseases

g. abolitionists                           h. segregation                           i. David Livingstone

j. suttee                                    k. Opium War                          l. Hong Kong

m. Old Imperialism                   n. New Imperialism                   o.Dark Continent

p. Emancipation Proclamation                                                  q. extraterritoriality

r. prison colonies                      s. Manifest Destiny                   t. Peculiar Institution

u. White Man’s Burden            v. Buddhism                             w.Berlin Conference

x. Hinduism                              y.Himalayas                             z. Jewel of the Crown

aa. Labor reform                      bb. Education reforms               cc. navigable

dd. British East India Company                                                 ee. British Raj

ff. Dutch East India Company                                                    gg.Indochina                           

_____1. Many rivers in Africa are not _________________________ because they drop quickly from a plateau to the coastal plain on their way to the ocean resulting in fast moving waterfalls and rapids.

_____2. A term that means “power”. It was used to refer to the British rule in South Asia.

_____3. One of the greatest European explorers.  Traveled throughout Africa and fought tirelessly against the slave trade existing in Africa.

_____4. A term meaning the separation of certain peoples, often determined by race.  This took place in the US after slavery was officially made illegal.

_____5. People who were aggressively against slavery and did things to try and end the practice of slavery.

_____6. It is a strong feeling of unity by a people group for their common culture and tradition.  This feeling was very strong in Europe in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s as new countries competed for power and glory.

_____7. It is something that all animals (including humans) need to survive. In the US Civil War, the North had more of this product than the South. It was one of many factors that helped the North win the war

_____8. A very important aspect of US expansion. The US felt that it was actually their duty, directed by God or fate, to take over new land to grow the nation.

_____9. The country Australia and the US state of Georgia were originally created by
Britain for this purpose.  To be sent to these places was considered a terrible punishment.

_____10. In 1884 and 1885, several European nations met and divided up Africa. What was this event called?

_____11. What the northern army was called during the US Civil War.  The southern state’s army was referred to as the Confederate Army.

_____12. A poem by Rudyard Kipling that is an example of the European’s feeling of responsibility to reform the people living in their colonies.

_____13. The name given to an activity practiced in the US because it was against the Enlightened ideas that upon which the
US was founded.

_____14. This religion incorporated the caste system and its belief that you had to accept whatever position you were born into to insure reincarnation into a higher level of society.  This religion also believes in many gods.

_____15. It was the nickname given to the British colony in South Asia because it was so important towards the British economy.

_____16. It is the term used to describe the take over of Asia and Africa by European countries at the end of the 1800’s.

_____17. Statement made by President Lincoln in the US freeing the slaves.

_____18. It was the fight for the right to vote by a certain group of society that was discriminated against for a long time. During the Industrial Revolution they began to work more outside of the house, become involved in society and demanded to vote.

_____19. The economic and political control, or colonization, of the Americas by Spain and
Portugal back in the 1600 and 1700’s.

_____20. An example of reform in many cities for the poor who needed better living conditions.

_____21. The name given to Africa because it was a mystery; very little was known about this place. It was very difficult to penetrate the interior and explore.

_____22. It is a very important geographic feature. It creates a huge rain shadow to its north and is the source of many of the great rivers of

_____23. Malaria, Ebola, and “Revenge of the Rainforest” are examples of  ______________________________ that had a big impact on imperialism.

_____24. The British tried to change this cultural practice in India involving brutal treatment of women. It is an example of how the Europeans tried to reform their colonies and make them more European.

_____25. During the Industrial Revolution factory employees were often forced to work very long hours and in dangerous conditions.  The response to improve working conditions was called ____________________________.

Answer the following questions in a well developed paragraph. 5 pts each 

1. Explain the relation between Social Darwinism, the Industrial Revolution and European Imperialism.

2. Explain the reasons (3 are sufficient) for “New Imperialism” and give examples of each from different parts of the world.

3. Explain the impact geographic features have on where people live and what they do. Provide specific examples from topics we have studied this trimester. 

4. Explain the legacy (lasting impact) of slavery in the US. Include in your answer how this legacy is still evident in the
US today.

5. Why was the US Civil War such a costly war as far as casualties?  How does this aspect of the war relate to the Industrial Revolution? 

6. Explain the legacy (lasting impact) of Imperialism in the world today and give three specific examples.  

Essay. 20 pts. 

The discipline of history was created in part to allow people groups to prepare more adequately for the future by studying the causes and impact of past events. 

In your opinion which event from the Industrial Revolution through the Age of Imperialism and Nation State building had the greatest impact? In your answer, include the influence the event had on the world today (legacy).

Make sure that you:

  • state your opinion clearly
  • support your opinion with convincing evidence from history
  • use the format of a formal essay
  • write according to the 6 traits

Draw a mental map of the world. Draw in when necessary and label the following geographic features.  25 pts  Water Features

The four oceans, Mediterranean Sea, Caribbean Sea, Arabian Sea, Mississippi River, Amazon River, Nile River, Congo River, Ganges River, Yangtze (Chang) River, the Great Lakes

Land Features

Amazon Basin, Rocky Mountains, Andes Mountains, Himalayan Mts., Malay Archipelago, Italian Peninsula, Indochina Peninsula, Arabian Peninsula, Sahara Desert, Gobi Desert

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